Soleless protesters toss shoes

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Shoe throwing still has quite the cultural pedigree, though.

Mrs. Peterson and Mr. Dagan now join an elite roster of shoed that includes former President George W. Bush, who calmly dodged a pair of loafers lobbed by an irate Iraqi journalist in December. A lone British shoe protester missed Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Monday.

And in recent related shoe bullying, a Ukrainian reporter shoed a local politician over taxes, several hundred Bosnians threw their shoes at effigies of local officials, and Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva threatened to throw his shoes at unfriendly journalists.

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